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Shawn Swanson

Thu, 12/16/2021

Spotlight: Shawn Swanson pursues medical innovations through social entrepreneurship

Shawn Swanson, a Mechanical Engineering alum, Engineering Innovation in Health all-star, MedsForAll founder and Population Health Social Entrepreneurship Fellow - is profiled by the UW Population Health Initiative.

Ed Lazowska headshot

Thu, 12/16/2021 | Allen School News

Technology leaders create endowed professorship fund in honor of Allen School professor and tech community champion Ed Lazowska

Last year, a group of technology leaders who have worked alongside Lazowska to boost the UW and greater Seattle as innovation hotspots came together to recognize his outsized impact.

A photo of a city skyline in a haze of smog

Thu, 12/16/2021 | UW News

Pollution disparities for people of color

CEE researchers uncover how people of color are more likely to be exposed to six major air pollutants than white people, regardless of income level, across the continental United States.

Suzzalo library aerial shot

Tue, 12/14/2021 | UW News

Highly cited researchers

Congrats to the UW Engineering faculty and affiliated researchers who have been named on Clarivate’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Students gathered around one of three air flow benches relocated to the renovated lab space.

Mon, 12/13/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Harris Hydraulics Lab remodel

Things are flowing much better in fluids labs located in the 100-year-old Harris Hydraulics Laboratory, following a substantial renovation project resulting in more hands-on workstations and flexible teaching space.

Two volume renderings (drawings that highlight features on microscopy data) are labeled in yellow (the outer walls of the gland) and red (the fluid-filled space inside the gland). The top drawing, labeled "cancer," shows a lot more yellow and smaller, more intricate glands. The bottom drawing, labeled "benign" shows larger glands with a lot more fluid-filled space inside the glands.

Fri, 12/10/2021 | UW News

3D improves prostate cancer diagnosis

A new, non-destructive method that images entire 3D biopsies could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer aggressiveness.

The tiny new camera sensor measures just half a millimeter wide

Mon, 12/06/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Salt grain-sized camera

Princeton and UW researchers shrink a camera sensor to just half a millimeter wide — the size of a coarse grain of salt.

Kate Starbird

Mon, 12/06/2021 | College of Engineering

Fostering an informed society

When the Center for an Informed Public launched in December 2019, no one knew what lay ahead. Director Kate Starbird reflects on the center’s first two years and where it’s headed next.

Ather Sharif headshot

Thu, 12/02/2021 | UW Graduate School

Accessible designs

A car accident changed how Allen School PhD student Ather Sharif thought about accessibility. Now, he's changing others' minds, too.

Undergraduate technicians perform common molecular biology tasks at a lab

Wed, 12/01/2021 | UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

A force for reproducible science

The UW’s Biofabrication Center (BIOFAB) partners with Agilent Technologies in pursuit of automated, reproducible research.

A screenshot of a video that shows two students attaching air filters on a fan

Mon, 11/29/2021 | UW News

Building purifiers that remove virus particles

Air pollution expert Julian Marshall teaches his class to build air purifiers that can remove common air pollutants, plus virus particles.

picture of prototype device to dispense Naloxone in case of overdose

Mon, 11/22/2021 | UW Medicine

Detecting and reversing opioid overdose

A UW research team has developed a wearable injector prototype that can safely administer naloxone, a potential antidote if administered quickly.

A row of green chairs in a waiting room

Thu, 11/18/2021 | UW News

Chatbots for health

A UW-led team developed a chatbot that could ask emergency department visitors about social needs, including housing, food, access to medical care and physical safety.

Collage of people's faces

Mon, 11/15/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Highly cited research

What causes a research publication to become highly cited and stand the test of time? ECE faculty shed light on this intriguing question.

Mishaal Aleem, Dustin Richmond and Kate Schultz

Mon, 11/15/2021

Promoting equity in engineering

Three alumni reflect on the impact that the College of Engineering’s PEERs program has had on their work as engineers and computer scientists.

Political ads and the election - examples

Tue, 11/09/2021 | UW News

Political ads and the election

UW researchers find that political ads during the 2020 presidential election cycle collected personal information and spread misleading information.

Robert Masse

Fri, 11/05/2021 | Clean Energy Institute

Elevating battery standards for the skies

Founded by MSE doctoral student Robert Masse, Astrolabe Analytics wins a small business innovation research grant from the U.S. Air Force to accelerate battery innovation for electric aviation.

headshot of Princess Imoukhuede

Tue, 11/02/2021 | UW Medicine Newsroom

Princess Imoukhuede announced as chair of Bioengineering

The incoming Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair and Professor of the Department of Bioengineering will join the UW in January from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

team photo

Mon, 11/01/2021 | UW News

Designing an ‘adaptable society’

A UW-led team has received NSF funding to further research into how urban societal systems can be organized to be both efficient and resilient.

a plane being assembled in a factory with two insets of PIXI-DUST graphs in the top right corner

Wed, 10/27/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Putting the ‘AI’ in airplanes

Machine learning presents tremendous opportunities to improve how we build airplanes. ME Assistant Professor Krithika Manohar is just getting started.

Karen Thomas-Brown

Mon, 10/25/2021

Meet Karen Thomas-Brown

The College’s new Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion shares what drew her to the role and offers advice on what we all can do to support DEI efforts.

A video still frame that shows a student testing a rover

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW News

Students design a rover to help fish

As part of an industry capstone project, engineering students created a rover to inspect sewer pipes and culverts for damage that may prevent fish migration.

High altitude view of Earth at night

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

WA Space Grant moves to A&A

The renowned NASA program's relocation to A&A will help strengthen hands-on student learning.

Azadeh Yazdan headshot

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Azadeh Yazdan receives $3.2M grant to investigate ways neurotechnology could induce targeted changes in the brain, leading to better treatments for stroke

UW ECE News Stroke is a killer, and for those who survive, it can have a devastating impact. According to the World Stroke Organization, the disease is a leading cause of death and disability globally, causing an estimated 5.5 million deaths and 116 million years of healthy life to be lost…

Arka Majumdar (left) and Karl Böhringer (right)

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW NanoEngineering and Sciences

Small Business awards from DARPA and NASA fuel growth of UW spinout Tunoptix

Tunoptix, a Seattle-based optics startup co-founded by UW electrical and computer engineering professors Karl Böhringer and Arka Majumdar, received a $1,500,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award from NASA to advance their meta-optics imaging systems.